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Poster: Reade Date: Mar 17, 2019 11:00am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Where I Come From

They certainly do age and I'd heartily concur as to his peak period. Still there's the sage, weary-but-still-game slant to his late work that you can *only* get with such 'seniority' as his. (Loved his observation in that one movie about his afternoon in London in May of 1970, when he let all the others loose for sightseeing and sat down in the hotel room by himself and penned three classics for all time: 'Those days will come again, but not for me.')

While there's the obvious writer/performer chasm to navigate with this, they're all nonetheless artists and I'd have to say he's maintained that particular integrity to a remarkable degree, given all the water that's gone under the bridge since '95. Still pushing it forward..

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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 17, 2019 12:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Where I Come From

Yeah, didn't mention that above--I have a sense he's "truest" to the Camelot-esque vision "we" (me, you, Ashes, Monte, etc.) had/have of what the DEAD represented in the period we worship (65-75), even if that was more an ideal than anything tangible on Earth.

And if that's no longer true about Hunter? Keep it to yourself.

;)